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Map of countries from which the US imports more than 50% of certain mineral commodities
January 30, 2018

The US relies on these countries for 50% or more of certain minerals

This map shows the countries that supply mineral commodities for which the United States was more than 50 percent import reliant in 2017.

October 26, 2017

2017 Oct. Public Lecture — Global Trends in Mineral Commodity Supplies

  • The U.S. is increasingly reliant on supply of mineral raw materials from other countries.
  • Advanced technologies are increasingly making use of nearly the entire periodic table of the elements.
  • Dynamic studies of critical and strategic mineral supply and demand can identify emerging potential supply risks.
  • The USGS - National Minerals
January 27, 2017

NMIC - 2017 Mineral Commodity Summaries Release

The National Minerals Information Center, the primary agency for collecting and analyzing nonfuel minerals information, releases the 2017 Mineral Commodity Summaries, a collection of reports on over 85 commodities essential to the U.S. economy and national security.

May 31, 2019

The Mineral Industry of Iraq, 2015 (XLSX)

XLSX format - Iraq 2015 Minerals Yearbook chapter


May 8, 2019

Chromium in February 2019 (XLSX)

XLS(X) format Chromium in February 2019 (XLSX) Mineral Industry Surveys with embedded .DOCX text file


July 10, 2019

Bismuth in 2017, tables-only release

Advance data tables (XLSX format) for the bismuth chapter of the Minerals Yearbook 2017. A version with an embedded text document and also a PDF of text and tables will follow.


June 18, 2019

The Mineral Industry of Egypt, 2015 (PDF)

PDF format - Egypt 2015 Minerals Yearbook chapter


May 31, 2019

The Mineral Industry of Zambia, 2015 (XLSX)

XLSX format - Zambia 2015 Minerals Yearbook chapter


May 14, 2019

Romania in 2015 (XLSX)

Romania in 2015 (XLSX) minerals summary

July 16, 2019

Silicon in April 2019 (PDF)

PDF format Silicon in April 2019 (PDF) Mineral Industry Surveys


June 27, 2019

Nonmetallic Mineral Products Industry Indexes, June 2019

June 2019 leading and coincident indexes for the Nonmetallic Mineral Products Industry


June 3, 2019

The Mineral Industry of Canada, 2015 (PDF)

PDF format - Canada 2015 Minerals Yearbook chapter